“Also, he has secured lawyers for some of the detainees that are in genuine need of legal representation and promised to assist those having challenges in meeting their bail conditions,”
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday, after being denied bail by Lagos Court, fed 150 detainees. Fayose also secured lawyers for some of the detainees that are in genuine need of legal representation.
This was disclosed on Fayose’s official Twitter page. “Fayose took his Stomach Infrastructure to the EFCC office in Lagos today as he provided food for over 150 people (detainees and visitors).
“The highly elated detainees jointly sang the National Anthem after their stomachs were adequately serviced.
“Also, he has secured lawyers for some of the detainees that are in genuine need of legal representation and promised to assist those having challenges in meeting their bail conditions,” the tweet read.
Fayose on Monday before a Federal High Court, Lagos, pleaded not guilty to the charge of N30.8 billion fraud.
He is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside his company — Spotless Investment Ltd — on an 11-count charge of N30.8 billion fraud.
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, consequently adjourned the case until Oct. 24 for the hearing of the bail application and ordered that he be remanded in the custody of the EFCC.
According to the charge, on June 17, 2014, Fayose and Agbele were said to have taken possession of the sum of N1.2 billion for purposes of funding his gubernatorial election in Ekiti State which sum they reasonably ought to have known formed part of crime proceeds.
Fayose was alleged to have received a cash payment of the sum of five million dollars, (about N18 billion) from the then Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, without going through any financial institution and which sum exceeded the amount allowed by law.
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